Cabinet approves Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the establishment of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission to conserve and restore the sites associated with the Father of the Nation.

“The mission would be entrusted with the identification, collation and assessment of information on Gandhi heritage material for its management and deployment,” said an official release.

The mission will aim at preserving for posterity 39 core sites as well as other 2,000 important sites earlier identified by the panel under the chairmanship of Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a former governor of West Bengal, and a grandson of the Mahatma.

“Its task would also include the determination of conservation methodology and priorities for documents and objects, particularly from the point of view of archival storage and museology and for physical structures and sites, as also guidelines for their subsequent maintenance,” it said.

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